League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
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League of Women Voters Public Program: Who Counts? 2020 Census & Fair Voting Maps, on April 21

The public is invited to learn about this urgent matter.

By - Apr 9th, 2018 06:01 am

Milwaukee – “Who Counts? 2020 Census & Fair Voting Maps” is the topic of a public program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This free program will be held at the Milwaukee Public Library Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Gathering time begins at 10:15 a.m., and the program runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The public is invited to learn about this urgent matter, which is the focus of a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court involving voting district maps drawn in the state of Wisconsin.

“The decennial census is at the heart of our representative democracy,” said Anne Golden, president of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. “The League of Women Voters has long advocated for redistricting processes that promote fair representation at all levels of government with maximum opportunity for public participation.”

Speakers at the event are:

Margo Anderson, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of History and Urban Studies at UW-Milwaukee. Dr. Anderson specializes in the social history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the history of the U.S. Census.

Robert Yablon, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law at UW-Madison. A former law clerk to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, Mr. Yablon will provide an update on the Wisconsin gerrymander case currently before the U.S.Supreme Court.

For more information: WI League of Women Voters Position on Redistricting

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.  It influences public policy through education and advocacy, but does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties.  The national League of Women Voters was formed in 1920 after the ratification of the 19th Amendment ensuring women the right to vote.  Its mission was to educate women on voting matters and to encourage them to exercise their newly won franchise.  While the League of Women Voters retains its name to honor its founders, today’s League includes men as members and its mission is to make democracy work for all.

 For more information, visit: www.lwvmilwaukee.org

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